Huff, Paul, CSM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Command Sergeant Major
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11Z50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1970, 00Z, HQ, 3rd Army

Command Sergeant Major


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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Cleveland

Date of Passing
Sep 21, 1994
 
Location of Interment
Hilcrest Memorial Gardens - Cleveland, Tennessee
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 Official Badges 

101st Airbone Division Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Zouave Badge




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Last Known Activity
Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion. Place and date: Near Carano, Italy, 8 February 1944. Entered service at: Cleveland, Tenn. Birth: Cleveland, Tenn. G.O. No.: 41, 26 May 1944. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty, in action on 8 February 1944, near Carano, Italy. Cpl. Huff volunteered to lead a 6-man patrol with the mission of determining the location and strength of an enemy unit which was delivering fire on the exposed right flank of his company. The terrain over which he had to travel consisted of exposed, rolling ground, affording the enemy excellent visibility. As the patrol advanced, its members were subjected to small arms and machinegun fire and a concentration of mortar fire, shells bursting within 5 to 10 yards of them and bullets striking the ground at their feet. Moving ahead of his patrol, Cpl. Huff drew fire from 3 enemy machineguns and a 20mm. weapon. Realizing the danger confronting his patrol, he advanced alone under deadly fire through a minefield and arrived at a point within 75 yards of the nearest machinegun position. Under direct fire from the rear machinegun, he crawled the remaining 75 yards to the closest emplacement, killed the crew with his submachine gun and destroyed the gun. During this act he fired from a kneeling position which drew fire from other positions, enabling him to estimate correctly the strength and location of the enemy. Still under concentrated fire, he returned to his patrol and led his men to safety. As a result of the information he gained, a patrol in strength sent out that afternoon, 1 group under the leadership of Cpl. Huff, succeeded in routing an enemy company of 125 men, killing 27 Germans and capturing 21 others, with a loss of only 3 patrol members. Cpl. Huff's intrepid leadership and daring combat skill reflect the finest traditions of the American infantryman.
   
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   1967-1968, 00Z, 101st Airborne Division

Command Sergeant Major
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Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
 
 
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101st Airborne Division
In 1974, the 101st Airborne was reorganized as an air assault division.
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Fink, Philip Rush, 1SG, (1948-1968) IN 11G50 First Sergeant
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Birmingham, Edward Arnold, SFC, (1960-1967) IN 11B40 Sergeant First Class
Brown, Walter Otho, SFC, (1963-1967) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
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Everett, Leroy, SFC, (1961-1967) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Gfeller, John Herbert, SFC, (1953-1968) IN 11B40 Sergeant First Class
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Irwin, Van Allen, SFC, (1956-1968) IN 11C40 Sergeant First Class
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Johnson, Joe Louis, SFC, (1957-1967) IN 11B40 Sergeant First Class
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Parkhurst, Vincent Bertram, SFC, (1954-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Ratliff, Harold, SFC, (1964-1984) IN 111.67 Sergeant First Class
Scott, O. D., SFC, (1945-1967) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Smock, Wesley, SFC, (1968-1988) IN 11B20 Sergeant First Class
Valle, Francisco Louis, SFC, (1958-1968) IN 11B40 Sergeant First Class
Ware, Oliver Argyle, SFC, (1957-1967) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
White, Calvin Perry, SFC, (1957-1967) IN 11F40 Sergeant First Class
Wilson, Garold Thomas, SFC, (1957-1967) IN 11B40 Sergeant First Class
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Cohen, Gerald, SSG, (1966-1968) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Copeland, Larry Odell, SSG, (1967-1968) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
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Hart, Michael, SSG, (1967-1969) IN 11B20 Staff Sergeant
Hefty, John Ellsworth, SGT, (1967-1968) IN 11C20 Staff Sergeant
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